Author: Charlotte Lebon

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Poetry

Electric Scooter Rider at Dawn, a poem

Charlotte Lebon

He was standing up straight on the scooter,A silhouette in the dawn sunlight,As he glided over the railway bridgeSafety jacket gleaming,One of the few going to work on wheels like this. What posture compares to this allure ?A charioteer poised in bronze cab, reins in handA steel-clad knight pounding by on be-ribboned steed ?A falconer […]

Injury Prevention Week: 2-9 August

Charlotte Lebon

The more we can predict accidents, the safer we can make our environment. The workplace, through Health and Safety regulation, has become much safer since John Lebon fell off that ladder. Most workers in skilled trades go through health and safety courses. Although this probably prevents many accidents of the ‘falling off  scaffolding’ type, I worry that there is amazing carelessness about air quality in several trades.

BOOK REVIEW

The Lost Wisdom of the Magi – A Novel by Susie Helme

Charlotte Lebon

The protagonist, Sophia is a Jewish girl from Babylon. The plot is broadly divided into five phases: her life in Babylon in a family of well-settled Jews, her father being a keeper of manuscripts; her flight across the desert with Nabatean merchants; her seven years with a strict Jewish sect;  her allegiance to the zealots in the time of the Roman attacks on Jerusalem, and finally her looking back in old age, from a female academy in Alexandria.